It seems that Blizzard has a lot of surprises in mind for the holiday season! To start off, the studio announced the release of the Nighthold which was already teased way back in October. Following this release, players will soon have more refined dungeons and raids with the upcoming tuning update. Here's everything we know so far.
World of Warcraft Raid: Nighthold
The long wait is finally over as Nighthold gets its official release date this coming January 17th for North America and January 18th for Europe. In an official community thread, Ornyx the community manager, revealed that Nighthold will soon be open to the world in mid-January - but there's a catch; the dungeon will only have Normal and Heroic difficulty.
It should be noted that upon the release of the dungeon, the next update will then contain raid tuning for Trial of Valor particularly on Heroic and Mythic difficulty. According to Ornyx, this is imperative to help players overcome the Trials and help them prepare their gears for the upcoming Nighthold raids.
The Raid Finder and Mythic difficulty of Nighthold will then soon follow after. As for the exact release date for both RF and Mythic, Ornyx has yet to disclose such information (as of the time of this writing).
Players have mixed reactions about the upcoming updates but they all have one thing in common, they seek for the balance changes on the current state of World of Warcraft PTR. It can be noted that with the recent balance updates, more and more fans are discouraged about Legion's content and how it affects their interest on future updates including of that of Nighthold launch.
In other news, players are discouraged to run PUGs on Nightbane upon the recent occurrence of an exploit by players. One player discussed his experience about the Nightbane exploit and how he was infuriated by the incident. Check out the full story here.